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Merit Scholar Profiles: Mira Bakine

 
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PROGRAM: 

Trieste, Italy - Winter 2017

UNDERGRADUATE:

Langston University class of 2017

MAJOR:

Biology

Future Plans:

I plan to attend medical school in the fall of 2017, and down the road I hope to specialize in either pediatrics or emergency medicine.

HONORS:

McCabe Honors Program, President’s Honor Roll, Langston University Ambassador, White House Initiative HBCU All-star, 2nd place award winner at Annual Langston University Research Symposium, 1st place award winner at Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Symposium

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES:

ROAR-Health Peer Educator, Vice President of the Society of Distinguished Black Women, President of the Biology Club, Academic Committee Chairman for the Student Government Association, NAACP, Scholars Club, clinical assistant at a community clinic, volunteer at food bank and Habitat for Humanity

why did you choose to participate in the atlantis project?

I had offers to be a teaching assistant or a lab technician this winter,  but I chose to go abroad with the Atlantis Project because it allowed me to combine both my interest for medicine and traveling into one, on top of the networking experience it also provides.

DESCRIBE THE ATLANTIS PROJECT IN THREE WORDS:

An enriching experience.

How did the Atlantis project impact your perspective of the medical field?

The Atlantis Project exposed me to health care abroad. Through the AP, I discovered similarities and differences in medicine as practiced in the US and elsewhere. Overall the AP helped me enlarge my perspective on the medical field and patient care as a whole.

why should other pre-meds participate in the atlantis fellowship?

Traveling abroad is one thing, and traveling abroad with the chance of getting exposure into a field of your passion is also another thing. It's the icing the on the cake!